QNCC is a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (Qatar Foundation). It aims to support Qatar on its journey from a carbon-based economy to a knowledge-based economy by unlocking human potential. It was established in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Emir. His wife, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, is Qatar Foundation’s chairperson and driving force.
QNCC is located on Qatar Foundation’s 2,500-acre campus, which hosts faculties from world-renowned universities such as Weill Cornell, Texas A&M, and Georgetown, as well as home-grown centers such as Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar Science & Technology Park, and Al Jazeera Children’s Channel.